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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 112301–

Femtosecond laser-inscribed waveguides in Nd3+:Y3+:SrF2 crystals

Shengzhi Sun, Liangbi Su, Yufeng Yuan, and Zhenrong Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 112301- (2013)

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Optical waveguides are fabricated in Nd3+:Y3+:SrF2 crystals by a 1-kHz femtosecond laser using the double-line approach. Waveguides with different separations (10, 15, and 20 \mm m) between two consecutive optical breakdown tracks are produced, and their optical performances are explored by end-fire coupling to 780-and 532-nm lasers. Propagation loss of the waveguide with 20-\mm m separation is estimated. The microphotoluminescence and micro-Raman spectra indicate that the original fluorescence and lattice structure of the Nd3+:Y3+:SrF2 crystals are well preserved in the waveguide. Therefore, the obtained waveguide structures are promising candidate for application in integrated waveguide lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Shengzhi Sun, Liangbi Su, Yufeng Yuan, and Zhenrong Sun, "Femtosecond laser-inscribed waveguides in Nd3+:Y3+:SrF2 crystals," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 112301- (2013)

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